FEATURE: The September Playlist: Vol.5: As the Nights Draw In…

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The September Playlist 

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Vol.5: As the Nights Draw In…

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THIS week has seen, perhaps, the two finest albums…

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of the year arrive at once. We have Wolf Alice’s Visions of a Life and Benjamin Clementine’s I Tell a Fly. It is a fantastic double and shows what terrific British music there is right now. In addition to a track from each album; there are new ones from Ezra Furman and BANKS; videos from Maggie Rogers and The Horrors – a lovely selection of big-name releases and those rarer-than-most gems. It is always good seeing the full breadth of music come to the fore.

Among the mainstream best are sensational Rap and Urban tracks; Indie smashes and some incredible Pop moments – guaranteeing the last September Playlist is a smash!

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Ezra FurmanDriving Down to L.A.

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RY XBad Love

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Maggie RogersSplit Stones

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The HorrorsSomething to Remember Me By

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Pond Colder than Ice

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Desta FrenchNeeding U

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EERA Living

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Mount KimbieFour Years and One Day

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Run the JewelsMean Demeanor

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Courtney Barnett and Kurt VileContinental Breakfast

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Delaire Take it Slow

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Alex Maxwell – Let  Go

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BANKS – Underdog

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Chris Lane (ft. Tori Kelly) – Take Back Home Girl

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Col3trane – Penelope

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The Corrs – SOS

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Disciples – Jealousy

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EDEN – start//eden

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Nilüfer YanyaBaby Luv

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Sasha Brown Parallel

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Barns CourtneyRather Die

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First Aid Kit – It’s a Shame

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J Balvin, Willy William (featuring Beyoncé)Mi Gente

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Petit Biscuit and PanamaWaterfall

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Strong Asian MothersHard to Find

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George Kwali (ft. Lonestar) – When It Begins

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Greta IsaacTied

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IbeyiI Wanna Be Like You

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Jessie Ware – Egoista

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Krept & Konan – For Me

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Fenne Lily Three Oh Nine

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Liam Gallagher – Greedy Soul

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Matrix & Futurebound (ft. Raphaella) – Human

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RussRide Slow

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MJ Cole – Pictures in My Head

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P!nk – Beautiful Trauma

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Pixie Lott (ft. Stylo) – Won’t Forget You

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PRETTYMUCH – Teacher

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Lilla VargenHold On

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Lil YachtyLady in Yellow

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Young Thug (ft. Future)Relationship

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Molly Kate KestnerFootprints

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HopsinThe Purge

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Scouting for Girls – Dancing in the Daylight

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Skinny Living – Fade

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Melanie MartinezMad Hatter

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Tabitha Nauser (ft. SonaOne) – Body Language

 

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Belinda Carlisle – Long Time Sun

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Benjamin Clementine – Jupiter

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Bad SoundsHot Head Chippenham

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Grizzly BearLosing All Sense

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Belle and SebastianWe Were Beautiful

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Kygo (ft. Justin Jesso)Stargazing

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Black Stone Cherry Palace of the King

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James BluntDon’t Give Me Those Eyes

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Blancmange – Anna Dine

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David Crosby – Sky Trails

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Wolf Alice – Sadboy

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Four Tet – Lush

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Kamasi Washington –Perspective

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Ed Sheeran Perfect

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FergieLove Is Blind

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Neil Finn – Alone

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Miley Cyrus – Thinkin’

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Tigercub – Into the Ashes

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Sugarmen – Push Button Age

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I am keen to see what comes in October and the type of music that will appear. September has been a really full and exciting one. So many terrific albums and songs have revealed themselves and that can only continue – let’s see what else the autumn has to throw at us! It is a wonderful and rich time for music right now.

I will wrap up this edition but have been delighted by the range and quality of this week’s Playlist…

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FEATURE: The September Playlist: Vol. 4: There Are Worse Ways to Spend a Day…

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The September Playlist

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 Vol. 4: There Are Worse Ways to Spend a Day…

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YOU wait for years and years and…before you know it…

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a single from Morrissey is upon us! It is first cut to be taken from his upcoming album, Low in High School. Spent the Day in Bed is a typically sharp and memorable track from Moz that is an instant stunner – a song you do not have to hear too many times to fall for. Julia Jacklin and Maggie Rogers have songs out: a video from King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard is out in the atmopshere – another jammed and eventful Playlist!

There are not quite as many mainstream smashes as weeks past – but there is enough top-quality music for anyone to get their teeth into…

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Morrissey – Spent the Day in Bed

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Julia Jacklin – Cold Caller

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Isaac Gracie – Silhouettes of You

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Kaipa Children of the Sounds

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Destroyer – Tinseltown Swimming in Blood

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Rae Morris – DO IT

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Bree RunwayWhat Do I Tell My Friends?

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Maggie Rogers Split Stones

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The Ninth Wave Liars

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Pom PokoYou’ll Be Fine

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Low IslandTomorrow

 

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Pale WavesTelevision Romance

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Wolf AliceHeavenward

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Olivia Holt Generous

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Lizzo Truth Hurts

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Andrew Hung – Elbow

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Moses Sumney Lonely World

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Burial Rodent

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The Bronx Two Birds

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Sleeping with Sirens Legends

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Com Truise Propagation

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Gussy In Order to Love

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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the RealFind Yourself

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The Lemon TwigsNight Song

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Soft SwellsWithin Reason

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Billie Eilishwatch

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TrickyThe Only Way

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XenoulaCaramello

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M. RiversChampion

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Macklemore (ft. Kesha)Good Old Days

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MiC LOWRYDon’t Tempt Me

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Sam SmithToo Good At Goodbyes

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Avicii (ft. Rita Ora)Lonely Together

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NFLet You Down

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Niall HoranToo Much to Ask

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Kungs (ft. Olly Murs and Coely)More Mess

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Hannah PeelThe Planet of Passed Souls

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Frightened Rabbit Roadless

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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard (with Mild High Club)Countdown

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Enter ShikariAirfield

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Toby Randall (ft. DJ Khaled) Landslide

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Anne-Marie Heavy

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ALMA (ft. French Montana) Phases

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Phoebe BridgersChelsea

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Dan Owen Hideaway

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Demi LovatoSexy Dirty Love

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Brix & The ExtricatedTeflon

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Emeli Sandé Starlight

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The HorrorsWorld Below

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Gengahr Carrion

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Fergie Life Goes On

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The Hunna Summer

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Hurts Hold on to Me

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Kölsch Grey

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Lyves Holding Back

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Marc Almond Blue on Blue

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Marilyn Manson KILL4ME

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Ringo Speed of Sound

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Miley Cyrus Week Without You

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The ClienteleLunar Days

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Rhys Too Good to Be True

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Rhys Lewis Wish I Was Sober

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Steps Dancing With a Broken Heart

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Tiggs Da Author Work It Out

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METZ Drained Lake

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Tom Grennan Royal Highness

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It is a good week for music and a nice mix of mainstream big and the promising underground. I am excited to see how Morrissey progresses and whether any more singles come forth. I’m always fascinated discovering the music videos emerging and what form they take.

I will keep my eyes open to see what promises are thrown up for next week – in the final edition of The September Playlist.

FEATURE: The September Playlist: Vol. 3: Open the Gate and the Bull Will Roll (and Other Icelandic Mythologies)

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The September Playlist

 

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Vol. 3: Open the Gate and the Bull Will Roll (and Other Icelandic Mythologies)

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ONE hardly needs any more songs in their life…

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than a new smash from Björk. It would be a bit strange – and dishonestly misleading – was the current September Playlist to feature only one song. Fortunately, there is a whole bucket-load of brilliant contemporaries – each eager to please with fantastic tracks. Lemon Twigs, Yak and The Horrors race ahead; there are new videos from Radiohead, Lana Del Rey and Wolf Alice; album tracks from Foo Fighters and Seth MacFarlane – underground gems and mainstream nuggets.

It is another incredible week for music and one that shows just how darned fine and varied music is. I will dig into all the songs and I hope you do, too – something for everyone (in here) that is for sure!

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Björk – the gate

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The Lemon Twigs Why Didn’t You Say That?

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YAK All I Need in My Life Is Some Sunshine

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The HorrorsWeighed Down

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Lana Del Rey White Mustang

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Radiohead Lift

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Wolf AliceBeautifully Unconventional

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Lao Ra (ft. Afro B) Me Gusta

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Bright Light Bright Light & Ana Matronic – I Only Want to Please You

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SløtfaceTry

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Bad Sounds Living Alone

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Charly Black & Luis Fonsi – Party Animal (Dance Video)

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Craig David – Heartline

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Cut Copy – Black Rainbows

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David Gray – Hole in the Weather

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Catherine McGrathTalk of This Town

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Grace VanderWaal – So Much More than This

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Gucci Mane (ft. The Weeknd) – Curve

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Sara BareillesIf I Dare (from Battle of the Sexes)

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Enter Shikari – Rabble Rouser

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Fall Out Boy – The Last of the Real Ones

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Oscar and the WolfRunaway

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Frightened Rabbit (ft. Julien Baker)  How It Gets In

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Jacob Banks – Unknown (To You)

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The XCERTS Daydream

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Jessie J – Think About You

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Jessie Ware – Alone

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JP Cooper (ft. Stormzy) – Momma’s Prayers

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The Killers – Some Kind of Love

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Shakira (ft. Nicky Jam)Perro Fiel

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Machine Gun KellyLet You Go

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Hannah Jane LewisRaincheck

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Labrinth – Misbehaving

Lorde (ft. Khalid, Post Malone & SZA) – Homemade Dynamite Remix

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Muna – In My Way

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Mohombi  Radio

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King KruleDum Surfer

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Nialll Horan – Too Much to Ask

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NAO – Nostalgia

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Nick Jonas – Find You

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Post Malone (ft. 21 Savage) – rockstar

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Rae Morris  DO IT

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Dornik Bestie

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Rex Orange County  Edition

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Sarah Close – Only You

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BLOXX Coke

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Soleima – Paper

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Tove Styrke – Mistakes

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Toni Braxton – Deadwood

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Weezer – Beach Boys

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Anastacia  Boxer

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Andy Tolman Cartel – Pod to Pod

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Angus & Julia Stone – Snow

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Ariel Pink – I Wanna Be Young

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The Contortionist – Absolve

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Dirty Thrills – Drunk Words

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Emily Haines & the Soft Skelenton – Wounded

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Fergie (ft. Nicki Minaj)You Already Know

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Foo Fighters – Big Me

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Gary Numan  Bed of Thorns

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Kip Moore – Fast Women

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Lizz Wright – Southern Nights

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Michael McDonald – Hail Mary

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Prophets of Rage – Hail to the Chief

 

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Seth MacFarlane – The First Time It Happens

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Superfruit – Vacation

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I am so glad Björk is back and fighting – a song that is among the best in recent years. It will be exciting seeing when an album arrives and what she plans next. Elsewhere, a fantastic and ripe crop of music. From those epic and wonderful videos to the stunning new albums – and those songs you’d only find on this Playlist.

FEATURE: The September Playlist: Vol. 2: Saints, Swift and Smith Unlimited

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The September Playlist

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Vol. 2: Saints, Swift and Smith Unlimited

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THIS ranks as one of the biggest weeks for…

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releases since I began this feature. There are fresh cuts from St. Vincent, Beck; Robert Plant, Beck and Sam Smith. Skott has a new song out; Foo Fighters and Taylor Swift are adding their voices to the mix. London Grammar and Tove Lo are in my sights – it is a packed week for music. Not only that but there are albums out from The National and Tori Amos – a track from each included in the list.

Even though the weather is becoming more severe – the autumn nights drawing in – we have some sensational music to keep us warm, protected and excited.

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St. Vincent Los Ageless

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U2You’re the Best Thing About Me

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Robert Plant Bones of Saints

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Skott Remain

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Beck Up All Night

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Demi LovatoYou Don’t Do It for Me Anymore

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Sam SmithToo Good at Goodbyes

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George Michael (ft. Nil Rodgers)Fantasy

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Foo Fighters The Line

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Taylor Swift…Ready For It?

Tove Lo

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Tove Lo Disco Tits

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AlvvaysLollipop (Ode to Jim)

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Bad Sounds Living Alone

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Kele Okereke – Do U Right

Jacob SchafferHeavy Heart

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London GrammarNon Believer

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Kelela – Frontline

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Catholic Action Black & White

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Zayn and Sia Dusk Till Dawn

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Blue Sails For Now

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Aquilo I Could Fight on a Wall

.imp Pull Me Over

 

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Thomas Rhett Leave Right Now

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Public Service Broadcasting (ft. James Dean Bradfield)Turn No More

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Mount Kimbie Four Years and One Day

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The Districts Violet

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SuperfoodWhere’s the Bass Amp?

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Dream Wife Fire

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Rostam (ft. Kelly Zutrau) – Half-Light

Into the Ark – Underneath the Sun

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Kelly ClarksonLove So Soft

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Nadine Go to Work

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Arch EnemyThe Eagle Flies Alone

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Charlotte Gainsbourg Rest

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Da Vinci I’ve Come All This Way

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Jason DeruloIf I’m Lucky Part 2

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Nina NesbittThe Best You Had

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Death from Above 1979Nomad

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GeowulfDrink Too Much

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ODESZA (ft. Leon Bridges)Across the Room

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Barns CourtneyKicks

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Everything Is Recorded (ft. Sampha, Ibeyi; Wiki and Kamasi Washington) – Mountains of Gold

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The Dream SyndicateHow Did I Find Myself Here?

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TOPSMarigold & Gray

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Anna LeoneMy Soul I

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Happy Hollows Meteors

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Kyla (ft. Popcaan) You Ain’t Mine

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Meek MillSave Me

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SilentóThinking About You

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David ZowieThe Perfect Don

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ILoveMakonnen (ft. Rae Sremmurd)Love

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Superorgamism Something for your M.I.N.D.

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Jack JohnsonMy Mind Is for Sale

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FOURSOverthink

LOVE SICK share infectious, twisted debut 'Bullet'

LOVE SICK Bullet

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Kip MooreJust Another Girl

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Audio Push Stay

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Elbow and John GrantKindling (Fickle Flame)

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Kara MarniGolden

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Living ColourBlak Out

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Mutemath – Hit Parade

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The National Empire Line

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SparksMissionary Position

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Miguel Shockandawe

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Stray From the PathOnly Death Is Real

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HimalayasSigh of a Hurricane

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One AcenVerified

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Stereophonics Caught by the Wind

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Toris AmosReindeer King

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Trickfinger Hasan

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Voodoo SixElectric

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It is a magnificent week for music. I was not expecting so many high-profile releases – but that is the way music can surprise you. I am looking forward to hearing more from Beck’s forthcoming album, Colors. It is great to hear U2 back; a great new song from St. Vincent. Such a promising and terrific line-up of songs and videos.

Let’s hope next week keeps the pace going but, to be fair, with such a tremendous cupboard of songs this week – I struggle to see how it could possibly be any better!

FEATURE: The September Playlist –  Vol. 1: As the Nights Draw In…

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The September Playlist

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 Vol. 1: As the Nights Draw In…

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WE are now, officially, into spring…

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and, with it, the days are getting shorter. There is a noticeable chill in the air and, with it, one is starting to sense a change. Luckily, against the uncertainty and predictable swathes of weather and warmth: music is still its old, reliable self. This week, a huge album from LCD Soundsystem (American Dream) has stolen headlines: singles from The National, Frank Ocean and Elli Ingram. We have videos from Jessie Ware and St. Vincent – lots of cool singles and intriguing cuts from the less-than-super-famous mixed in.

With an album by The National not too far away: we are already seeing signs September is going to be a massive and important month for music. LCD Soundsystem have made the month’s first day, epic and vital – where do we go from here?!

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The National Day I Die

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Frank OceanProvider

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Taylor Swift Look What You Made Me Do

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Jessie Ware – Selfish Love

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Morgxn xx

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St. Vincent New York

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The RuminatersI Wanna Fight

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Wolf Parade You’re Dreaming

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PHOTO CREDIT: Coley Brown

Mac DeMarco This Old Dog (V.R. Video)

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Andreas Moe – Free Fall

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Bruno Major – On Our Own

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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile – Over Everything

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Jake BuggHearts That Strain

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Curtis Harding – Wednesday Morning Atonement

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Deep Sky Objects – This City’s at War

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DJDS (ft. Khalid & Empress Of) – Why Don’t You Come On

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PHOTO CREDITSteven Haddock – Photographer

Fizzy BloodHaunted

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Elli Ingram – Stone Cold

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Nothing But ThievesBroken Machine

Felix Snow (ft. Carti Bankx) – Can’t Nobody

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YUNGBLUD King Charles

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Fink – Not Everything Was Better in the Past

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Galantis & ROZES – Girls on Boys

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George Maple – Hero

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Gregory Porter – Smile

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the DarkKiss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bang

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Hardy Caprio – Super Soaker

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HMLTD – Satan, Luelia and I

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Hurts – Ready to Go

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Yung LeanRed Bottom Sky

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Jason Derulo – If I’m Lucky

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Joel Baker – Save

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Death from Above – Holy Books

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Lil Pump – Gucci Gang

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Maroon 5 (ft. SZA) – What Lovers Do

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PHOTO CREDIT: Frank Lebon

Mount Kimbie – Delta

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Matoma (ft. The Vamps) – Staying Up

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Kasabian – Ill Ray (The King)

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Matthew Dear (ft. Tegan and Sara) – Bad Ones

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Mollie King – Hair Down

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Mr. Probz (ft. Anderson.Paak)  Gone

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NONONO – Masterpiece

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PHOTO CREDITTa-ku

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Jorja Smith x PreditahOn My Mind

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Patrick Joseph – Waiting to Begin

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POWERS  Just Kids

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Pumarosa – My Gruesome Loving Friend

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Paloma Faith – Crybaby

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Royce Wood Junior – Well Ran Dry

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Rusangano Family – Tea in a Pot

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SAINT WKND & MAX – Survive

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Sharna Bass – Pass the Dutchie

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Shy FX (ft. Breakage, Roses Gabor & Ghetts)  Chocolate

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Sløtface  Backyard

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PHOTO CREDIT: Anna Webber

Sonia Leigh – Walking in the Moonlight

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Tayá – 5432

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Ten Tonnes – Cracks Between

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Thomas Rhett – Life Changes

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Ty Dolla $ign (ft. Damien Marley & Skrillex) – So Am I

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Yumi Zouma – Persephone

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Beau Dermott – Sparkles

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Bicep – Opal

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PHOTO CREDIT: Isabella Kerstens

Cloud Control – Zone (This Is How It Feels)

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Daughter – Flaws

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Dixie Chicks – Easy Silence

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Starley Touch Me

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INHEAVEN – Baby’s Alright

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Jake Bugg – Burn Alone

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LCD Soundsystem – change yr mind

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Rhye, RooseveltSummer Days (Roosevelt Remix)

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Madeline Kenny – Rita

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Computer Games, Darren CrissLost Boys Life

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PHOTO CREDIT: Elly Lucas

Martin Simpson – East Kentucky

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Kid InkSweet Chin Music

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PHOTO CREDIT: Brian Sweeney

Mogwai – Coolverine

 

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A$AP FergNandos

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Newton Faulkner – Alright

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J. Roddy Walston and the BusinessYou Know Me Better

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Paradise Lost – Frozen Illusion

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The Script – Freedom Child

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Flint Eastwood (ft. GRiZ) Rewind

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IN THIS PHOTO: Mollie King

A strong bunch of songs, I’m sure you’ll agree, and one that shows September is a month to be reckoned with! I am staggered that, on its first day, we have, possibly, seen the best album of the year arrive – in the guise of the James Murphy-led, American Dream. Last week; Queens of the Stone Age released Villains: another stonking album that looks set to trouble the top-ten lists of 2017 – next week, The National will add their voice to that elite list.

It is an amazing three weeks for, let’s face it, exceptional American music. The British are not to be defeated: plenty of our best artists showing they are as cutting, original and striking as the best out there.